What to expect at your first maternal fetal medicine appointment
From the very beginning, you can expect a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing, treating and managing your pregnancy and your child's fetal condition.
Your initial visit to the Colorado Fetal Care Center will include a full day of diagnostic testing and evaluation, leading up to a multidisciplinary maternal and fetal medicine consultation.
Through these tests, evaluations and imagings, we will gather the evidence we need to create a comprehensive picture of your baby's fetal condition. Then, our team of maternal, pediatric and fetal care specialists will review every aspect of the evaluation and develop a personalized care plan for both mom and baby.
Evaluations may include various maternal and fetal diagnostic tests, such as:
Once testing is complete, you'll sit down with the full care team to discuss their fetal imaging findings, implications and treatment recommendations. During this first fetal care center appointment, we'll also:
- Help you understand your baby's diagnosis
- Provide a complete picture of what their care will look like
- Connect you with tools and resources so you can make informed decisions that are best for you and your baby
- Provide our delivery recommendations
- Answer every question you have
Your multidisciplinary maternal and fetal care team
By involving every specialist who may be part of your baby's care from the very start, we're able to develop the most responsive and comprehensive care plan that's tailored to your baby's (or babies') fetal condition.
On this first visit to our fetal care center, you'll get to meet and ask questions of the entire care team. From specialists in maternal fetal medicine and cardiology, to genetics and surgery, you meet with everyone all on the same day in the same place.
Each of these team members is an expert in your babies' specific condition and plays a unique role in the coordination of your care, evaluation of your pregnancy, diagnosis of your babies' condition and their treatment.
Learn more about what to expect from your visit in this video: